Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

 

January 7, 2010

For Immediate Release

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT:  DRC Bureau of Communications

(614) 752-1150

The death sentence of inmate Vernon Smith was carried out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville this morning via intravenous lethal injection.  Smith's time of death was 10:28 a.m. His sentence was imposed on March 22, 1994, by the Lucas County Common Pleas Court.